Suhas Kelkar (Inaugural Address)

Suhas Kelkar is Chief Technology Officer (APAC) for BMC Software. He is responsible for driving the Incubator Team globally as well as the overall technical and business strategy for BMC.

Suhas was earlier Vice President of Product Management at Digité. He has also worked for Rational Software/IBM, Serena Software, and Philips Medical Systems.

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Sivakumar Thyagarajan

Sivakumar Thyagarajan is a Principal Member of Technical Staff at Oracle India. He works in the Java EE Platform and Application Server group and leads the Connector Specification (JSR-322) in Java EE 7 and also participates in the Contexts and Dependency Injection 1.1 expert group (JSR 346).

He has led the development of CDI, Connectors and JMS integration modules in Project GlassFish, Sun Java System Application Server, and the J2EE SDK. He has been involved with Project GlassFish since inception, and has worked extensively on Java EE based distributed enterprise application design and development.
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Karanbir Gujral

Karanbir Gujral is an architect/developer with experience in the fields of cloud computing, data center automation, information visualization and graph modeling. He has worked in product development and applied research (ideation and prototyping) groups for most of my career. He has worked on multiple development platforms and languages, but prefers the Java ecosystem.

He is currently working as a software architect in the a visualization engine development team in IBM. The team is a part of the Business Intelligence unit, and is championing the use of a single visualization technology across the organization.
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Mushtaq Ahmed

Mushtaq is working in the IT industry for over a decade. He has played various roles: domain expert in life sciences, business analyst and developer. He has keen interest in Scala which he is evangelizing for past few years. As a developer he has worked on multiple Scala projects in the past. Curiously, he is a medical doctor by undergraduate training (BJ Medical College) and masters in BioMedical Engg (IIT Bombay). He is currently working with ThoughtWorks.
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Satyajeet Shaligram

Satyajeet is a software developer working in the field of web technology for the past 5 years. His areas of expertise involve JavaScript & HTML5 based web frameworks, Learning Management Systems and User Interface Design. He has a Masters in Computer Science from Columbia University and a B.E. from Pune University in Computer Engineering. Over the past year he has been training TechM colleagues in a variety of different frameworks and languages such as PHP, HTML5, jQuery, Ext JS and Git.  while also contributing to the development efforts of two open source projects.
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Ashish Shah

Ashish is a Software Engineer in Development at SAS Research & Development, India.  He is involved in developing and maintaining various graphs that are deployed on mobile & desktops.
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Mohan Kumar Muddana

Mohan Kumar Muddana is Architect at Synechron Technologies and has more than 13 years of experience in Software Industry in various companies and for various business domains like Capital Markets, eCommerce, Insurance etc. Having experience in working with various technology stacks in Java, J2EE and Open sources. A highly self motivated person. Polyglot in both Spoken languages and Programming languages.
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Shubham Srivastava

Shubham is a software engineer at heart and loves to work around building scalable high performance systems and solving critical businees problems backported on technology. Shubham has been credited being a exceptional leader with a rare combination of business acumen and technical leadership with examples of conceptualizing and implementing various software products in different domains.

Shubham has more than 7 years of experience in Java/J2EE/Embedded(C,C++) systems. Shubham’s current technical inclinations revolve around Cassandra, Redis, MongoDb, Memcached, Neo4J, Solr, Hadoop, Hive, Mahout, NLP etc. Shubham works for MakeMyTrip and is designated as Manager-Technology with responsibility for delivery,architecture,operations of an LOB.

A regular marathoner Shubham likes to spend his leisure time with kids ,sports, conceptualizing whats the next technology driven business idea and mentoring/teaching underprivileged students.
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Sameer Arora

Sameer Arora is a Java consultant working with Xebia India. He has more than 8 years of experience in Java J2ee technologies. He has been a speaker at Indic Threads, Pune 2011 and Agile NCR 2010. He has also written on extreme programming practices for the Agile Journal.
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Arun Tomar

Arun Tomar is an Entrepreneur, Technology evangelist, Solution Architect, Consultant & Corporate Trainer with Deep expertise in designing and execution of providing end to end solutions for Enterprises IT Infrastructure requirements. He has 11+ years of experience.

He is also an active participant in various technical forums and communities. His opensource project named ISPunity was recently featured in efytimes.com who publishes popular magazines like electronics4u and linux4u.

Specialties
Enterprise IT, Linux/Windows/Solaris, Network & System administration, Managed services provider (MSP), IT vendor/partner, Designing solutions, ITIL,  Datacenter Management, Scripting, LDAP, Virtualization, Automating the Cloud Infrastructure(Chef ) and Providing training on the above mentioned domains.
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Surendran Ethiraj

Surendran  is a Senior QA automation in Xpanxion and has 5+ years of experience in automation of web application and web services.

For the past 3+ years I have been working on selenium and have implemented all the concepts specified in the topic for a couple of automation projects. I have also created few automation frameworks internally for testing Web applications and web services and they are been used in current and previous companies.
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Shripad Agashe

Shripad has more than 13 years of IT experience in executing projects for a broad range of business problems for various large organizations including several Fortune 500 companies. He specializes in Performance and Scalability of compute intensive enterprise applications. His focus is J2EE stack and related technologies. He is currently working as a tech lead at ThoughtWorks.
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Viraj Paripatyadar

Viraj is a Software Architect at GS Lab. For the last 7 years while at GS Lab, he has worked in the area of Web Applications. His current area of focus is Data Analytics, Design/Development of Scalable Web Applications and exploring Data Analytics use cases in Web based products. Prior to this, he has worked in Web Applications Security, developing Web-based attacks for an enterprise Web security assessment product.He is a Computer Science M.Tech. from IIT-Kharagpur. Before that, he did his M.Sc. in Mathematics from University of Pune.
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Rahul Sharma

Rahul Sharma is a Senior Consultant for Xebia IT Architects. He has close to 7 years of experience in the Software Industry. He has worked on several projects using Java/J2ee as the primary technology. He has an inclination to open source technologies and likes to explore/delve into new frameworks .He has been an active contributor to Crunch.
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Rakesh Jadhav

Rakesh Jadhav is a Software Specialist at SAS. He has 7 years of experience and works on Java and Hadoop technologies. He is B.E. Information Technology(Pune University), Post Graduate Diploma in Business Management(Pune University). He has earlier spoken on Big data and Big data Analytic and Hadoop Ecosystem.
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Sushanta Pradhan

Sushanta Pradhan has 5 years of product development experience mostly in JAVA/J2EE technologies. His interests include concurrency, scalability, parallel/distributed computing and JVM languages. At Talentica he has architected and built highly scalable and maintainable applications in the digital advertisement and marketing space. Previously he worked on various  R&D projects of enterprise applications in IT Management space at CA Technologies, Hyderabad. He has done his B.Tech from NIT Calicut in Electronics and Communication Engineering.
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